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File #: 0542-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/24/2020 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 3/16/2020 Final action: 3/19/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Finance and Management to enter into contract with the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Inc. for the purpose of fostering and sustaining arts and cultural services that enrich the Columbus community; to authorize the expenditure of $7,392,000.00 from the Hotel/Motel Excise Tax Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($7,392,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord # 0542-2020 GCAC Hotel Motel tax
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This Ordinance authorizes the Director of the Finance and Management Department to enter into contract with the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC), for the purpose of fostering arts and cultural services that enrich the community. Contract funds will be disbursed in accordance with Section 371.02(c) of Columbus City Codes, 1959, which in part designates a portion of the Hotel/Motel excise tax proceeds for the aforementioned purpose and Section 329.30 relating to awarding not-for-profit service contracts exceeding fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00).

In 2020, the portion of the Hotel/Motel excise tax proceeds budgeted for cultural services are projected to be $7,621,000.00, of which the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) will be provided 97 percent, or $7,392,000.00. These funds will be used to administer a variety of art and cultural programs and grants. The balance of Hotel/Motel excise tax projected receipts ($229,000.00) will be reserved for cultural arts programs and services contracted under the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.

Emergency action is requested so that proceeds can be disbursed without delay to ensure that funds are available to administer art and cultural programs and grants.

Greater Columbus Arts Council, Contract Compliance#: 31-0833384 (non- profit)

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of $7,392,000.00 from the Hotel/Motel Excise Tax Fund with the Greater Columbus Arts Council to provide cultural services for the enrichment of the community. These funds are budgeted in the Hotel/Motel Excise Tax fund. Funding for this contract will come from receipts into the Hotel/Motel tax fund in accordance with Section 371.02 of the Columbus City Codes. Allocated dollars represent 97 percent of Hotel/Motel Tax Funds set aside for cultural services for community enrichment. In 2019, the City entered into a $7,142,000.00 contract with the Greater Columbus Arts Council for these same serv...

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